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August 2016

LNT

Maharashtra government has handed the letter of intent to Larsen & Toubro (L&T) appointing it as the implementation partner to make Nagpur India’s first large-scale integrated smart city.The Maharashtra government has adopted an independent model for all the ten cities listed to be developed as smart cities. The ten cities …
PRITI

UK Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel said Britain would share its skill and expertise to drive forward India’s vision for new smart cities and boost opportunities for new businesses. The UK minister also announced an aid of 5 lakh pound to Madhya Pradesh for technical assistance.The British …
hugh

Sensity Systems Inc., provider of leading Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for Smart Cities, today announced two leadership appointments and the addition of four advisors to its Advisory Board. Sensity’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is Geoff Arnold, an industry veteran in distributed systems and cloud computing, while Tahir H. …
trans

25 cities have prepared Comprehensive Mobility Plans (CMP) based on origin and destination flow of traffic , identifying major traffic corridors and feeder corridors, land use etc which in turn would assist in proper urban planning. CMPs are subsequently made part of City Master Plans. Minister of State for Urban …
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The Ministry of Urban Development has issued a guidance note to enable smart cities to borrow from multilateral development banks such as Asian Development Bank and World Bank for project execution.“The idea is that the Centre should hand-hold the cities and help them execute projects with loan assistance from multilateral …
Shot this picture from Airplane. Checked in at airport 1.5 hours prior to the flight to get the last window side seat along the flight path.

Kathipara Junction is an important road junction in Chennai, India. It is located at Alandur, (St.Thomas Mount), south of Guindy, at the intersection of the Grand Southern Trunk Road (NH 45), Inner Ring Road, Anna Salai and the Poonamallee Road. Kathipara flyover is the largest Cloverleaf flyover. (Source Wikipedia)

The first board meeting of Chennai Smart City Limited was held on Thursday, setting the ball rolling for implementation of the proposals.Following the meeting, officials are expected to put in place a project-monitoring unit to guide the departments in formulating various projects associated with Smart City proposals. The State government …
coimbatore

The board of the Coimbatore Smart Cities Limited met here on Thursday for the first time to kick start the process of implementing Smart Cities projects.According to sources, the chairman of the board, Commissioner of Municipal Administration, chief executive officer and managing director, Coimbatore Corporation Commissioner, and a few others …
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With less than 17 per cent of Central assistance to the ambitious Rs 2,400 crore Guwahati Smart City project, the Assam government today expressed doubts over implementing the plan saying it is tough to proceed without the required funds.Replying to a query by BJP MLA Bhabesh Kalita, Guwahati Development Minister …
murthy

Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy reccently said the country was “far, far away” from realising the ambition of developing smart cities, a flagship programme of the Narendra Modi government.”Since we are far, far away from smart cities, I did not talk about it,” Murthy said, when asked why he did …
uk

The UK recently expressed its keeness to actively participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious project to develop smart cities across India.”Prime Minister Modi is deeply ambitious and we want him to be successful when it comes to the delivery of smart cities. And we know we have the assistance and …